My research is centered on understanding and explaining how people make conservation-related judgments and decisions, and the intersection of such judgments with conservation policy. I am particularly interested in how people make decisions related to the conservation of wildlife, and the origins of resource-related conflicts, especially those that involve wildlife. Much of my recent work is focused on the understanding judgments and behaviors concerning large carnivores.
- Natural resources-related values, attitudes, behaviors
- Natural resources conflicts
- Wildlife management and policy
- Human-wildlife conflict